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Leaving the Armed Forces

This page contains information for those who think they will be homeless on leaving the Armed Forces, or are a homeless veteran - please contact us on 01623 457252 if you are in this situation.

Ashfield District Council prioritises serving and former members of the Armed Forces and Reserve Forces when applying for a council home through Homefinder as follows:

An applicant who has been assessed as having a Band 2 or Band 3 housing need and who meets one of the following criteria will be placed into Band 1:

  1. Serving members of the regular forces who are suffering from a serious injury, illness or disability which is wholly or partly attributable to their service
  2. Former members of the regular forces. Bereaved spouses or civil partners of those serving in the regular forces where (i) the bereaved spouse or civil partner has recently ceased, or will cease to be entitled, to reside in Ministry of Defence accommodation following the death of their service spouse or civil partner, and (ii) the death was wholly or partly attributable to their service
  3. Existing or former members of the reserve forces who are suffering from a serious injury, illness, or disability which is wholly or partly attributable to their service

Housing advice is also available from the Veterans Gateway website and helpline: 0808 802 1212

Forces in the Community and SSAFA both have offices in Nottinghamshire that can offer housing advice as well as help with other issues such as employment and counselling.